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Gil Shaham is renowned as a foremost violinist of our time, with flawless technique, inimitable warmth, and generosity of spirit. Highlights of his 2015–16 season include performances with the Berlin and Los Angeles philharmonics, Boston, New World, Singapore, and Chicago symphony orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, and Philadelphia Orchestra; residencies with the Montreal Symphony and Carolina Performing Arts; and an extensive North American tour with The Knights to celebrate the release of Violin Concertos of the 1930s, Vol. 2. He also continues touring Bach’s complete unaccompanied sonatas and partitas to London’s Wigmore Hall and key North American venues, in collaboration with photographer/video artist David Michalek. Mr. Shaham has an extensive discography that has earned him multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. His recent recordings are issued on his own Canary Classics label, which he founded in 2004. A passionate advocate for new music, Shaham has premiered works by many composers. An AMFS alumnus, Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990 and the Avery Fisher Prize in 2008. He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius, and lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their three children.

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